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Where did the French Bourg family come from? What is the French Bourg family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bourg family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bourg family history?

The name Bourg has been included within French history since the early portion of the Middle Ages. This Languedoc name is derived from maker of wooden bowls and dishes which is derived from the Old French word bolle, of the same meaning.


Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Bourg, including Bourg, Bourge, Bourgue, Bourges, Bourgues, Bourgg, Burg, Burge, Burgue, Burges, Burgues, Borg, Borge, Borgue, Borgues, de Bourg, de Bourge, de Bourgue, de la Bourg, de la Bourgue, de la Bourge, De Bourg, du Bourg, Bourgeat, Bourgeix, Bourgeault and many more.

First found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bourg research. Another 409 words(29 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1300, 1535, 1669, and 1691 are included under the topic Early Bourg History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Bourg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Bourg were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bourg were

Bourg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Bourg, who landed in Connecticut in 1763
  • Cicille Bourg, who landed in South Carolina in 1763
  • Francois Bourg, who arrived in South Carolina in 1763
  • Joseph Bourg, who landed in Connecticut in 1763
  • Jean Bourg, who arrived in South Carolina in 1763

Bourg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pierre Bourg, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1809

Bourg Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean-Baptiste Bourg, who married Angélique Becquet in 1722 in Québec
  • Joseph Bourg, who married Madeleine Blanchard in Québec in 1744
  • Michel Bourg, aged 40, arrived in Acadia in 1765
  • Paul Bourg, aged 29, arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Widow Bourg, aged 61, landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767



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The Bourg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bourg Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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